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I am a 39 yr. old stay at home mom to 3 girls ages 10, 9 and 7. My goal is to be fit by 40! I want to lead a healthier lifestyle. I was banded on 4/5/2011. I tend to be a bit on the sarcastic and cynical side. I love to read, hate to excersise (but am learning to tolerate it!), love to shop and want to smack anyone who is a size 2 (not really!). I am learning to work with my band and my new self one day at a time!

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Motivational Monday

This is one of the life lessons I have to keep reminding myself of..........

That the only person I can change is myself.

Because to a control freak like me it is very unsettling to know that I really do not have control over others behavior.

Maybe it is because I am 40 that this lesson seems to be getting easier and easier to deal with.  Perhaps it is because of all the obstacles I have encountered in my life.

Either way, it is something that I am working on daily. 

I can change the way I react to a person or situation.  I can change the way I handle an obstacle.  But...I can only change me.

P.S.  I could not change that my Internet was running at turtle speed last week so I was unable to post or even check e-mail.  I could not change that my kids had used so many giga-bytes playing on their iPods that the Internet company put a screeching halt to racking up any additional charges to our account (because they thought someone had hacked into our account).  I could only change my reaction to this news.  So, I am proud to say I did not blow up.  I was calm.  Amazing, huh? 


  1. lol! I remind myself of this constantly!

  2. I don't understand why I am subscribed to you, but my face keeps falling off your followers list....lol. :-) Maybe it has something to do with your kid's ipods.....

    Yep, I used to also try to take this a warped step farther, "If I change myself ENOUGH I can control them...I can get the result I want from them by how I change myself" *sigh* It's hard to let go of. Realizing I can't control anyone else is freeing and painful all at the same time. :-)

  3. Ugh, it's a hard lesson... but I have to remind myself of this alllll the time. lol

    Glad you're back! Missed you. :)

  4. I say this all the time. I lived my entire childhood with my mom trying to 'change' my dad into a better husband/father/person. Never worked. now I try to focus on just me. What can I do to change?!

    Great post!